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guest on "newsmakers" is senator jim inhofe. as the new congress takes over the spot, we have a lot of questions. let me introduce you to our to reporters. jim michaels is a reporter for "usa today." welcome. >> thank you. the pentagon made an announcement they would open up occupational specialties including confidantes to women. do you plan to try to block all or some of that plan? >> no. we have a process. i met with the undersecretary yesterday morning. the senate armed services committee can look incrementally as they make these changes. we can either talk them out of it or introduce legislation. if something that we do not know yet what they will come out with and they hear from the service chiefs, we will see what is reasonable. we will use our own judgment. i caution people who are hysterical about this. let's wait and see what they do. we will stop the bad stuff. >> the defense cemetery has said any exceptions will have to get approved by him. the implication is there are going to move fairly dramatically in this direction. do you have any concerns right now about what they
for federal lawmakers. but senator jim demint and several of his colleagues advocating service in the senate be limited to 12 years while lawmakers would only be allowed to serve six years in the house. this is an effort that was put forth two years ago. americans, they say, no real change in washington will never half until we end the era of permanent politicians, demint said in a statement released by his office. as long as members have the chance to spend their lives in washington, their interests will will always skew towards spending taxpayer dollars to buy off special interests covering over corruption in bureaucracy, fundraising, relationship building among lobbyists, and trading favors for pork. in short, amassing their own power. the thoughts of senator jim demint from two years ago. senator demint has retired from the senate and is now running the heritage foundation here in washington, d.c. tom in florida on our line for republicans. you're in favor or opposed to term limits? caller: i'm opposed to it, robb. it just seems the longer these guys stay in office, the more self-empower
the children know that they're cared for, cherished, and safe from harm. one american joining us today is jim cummings, out a gun owner and nra owner. i have known him for more than 20 years. he is a highly successful commercial contractor. the literally built many of these schools and universities in south florida today. jim has simply been a pillar of the community. he has become an influential voice in have been widely involved in many educational and other organizations. have builds community centers that now costs including several boys and girls clubs. it's no surprise that he has received recognition of borders long history of community service including being inducted into the on to bernard hall of fame. he is also a gun owner of over 150 guns. as an avid hunter who has haunted all over the world and a lifetime member of the nra. he and i have not always agreed on gun-control issues of the day and on a number of other issues as well, but i have a deep respect for his point of view and for his commitment to making the world a better place. he said in an incredibly thoughtful email shar
point is they are not talking about today's world. henry kissinger, jim baker, i think jim schlesinger, former secretaries of defense, many others have all agreed with that as a goal for the world. it's a goal. it's an aspiration. we should always be aspirational, but it's not something that could happen in today's world, nor could any leader today sit here or any other chair and promote to you the notion that we ought to be cutting down our deterrent level below an adequate level to maintain deter -- deterrence. the military has very strong views about what that is. we have cut down to some 1,500. there is talk of going down to a lower number. i think personally it's possible to get there if you have commensurate levels of inspections, verification, abouf your nuclear stockpile program, etc. now, senator, i know you are deeply invested in that component of it. the nuclear stockpile proposal. i made -- we can come to some of that maybe later in the hearing here, but i believe we have to maintain that. because that's the only way you maintain an effective level of deterrence. and the ru
a " -- thank you for the call. let me share with you a quote from jim inhofe -- again, that statement issued by oklahoma senator james in half. we will be talking more about it on this sunday with c-span -- on "newsmakers" program. mike from rockville, ky. good morning. -- kentucky. good morning. caller: is just an experiment. once they come back in body bags or maimed, i believe this experiment will be over. this is what it is. host: thank you for the call. secretary panetta said his thinking has devolved as he traveled over the last 18 months, travelling to iraq and afghanistan. he was a former enlisted man himself, 50 years ago, serving for two years as an army intelligence officer. bernard joins us from sarasota, florida. your reaction? caller: i think it is fine to lift the ban on women in combat. we keep going to war, and we keep spending money on wars. as long people foolish not to go to war and kill other people, and that is fine with me. i think it is just dumb. host: this is a quote from staff sargeant stacy spearsall -- next is nick joining us from peoria, illinois. on the indepen
and applause] >> thank you for that warm welcome, jim. thank you very much. this year we mourn the passing of a pro life hero, nelly gray. nellie devoted the entire second half of her life to the march for life for which we will always be grateful. i truly believe that without her inspired leadership, there would not be a march for life. only standing on her for foundation will do next generation of could a march for life to a new era. a new era of hope and an era of victory. under new leadership, the vision of the march remains the same. to be the world's largest human rights demonstration. to overturn the tragic roe v wade decision and to build a culture of life in this great country. [applause] when i look out at this crowd, i see a culture of life. i see it in the families that have sacrificed to easier today. i see in the parishes and the church groups that boarded buses yesterday or very early this morning. but most especially, most especially, i see it in the faces of the tens of thousands of young people who are here today to bear witness to the truth that life is beautiful. [appla
with everyone during the night, in the morning, on the 12th, i spoke with jim -- general dempsey. the two hardest calls i made to -- were obviously to the families. they were extraordinary in their responses and their understanding of the pride we had in both men. and gratitude we had for their service. i would add, mr. chairman, that while this was going on and we were trying to understand it, get on top of it, we were continuing to face protests, demonstrations, violence across the region. there were so many protests happening and fat -- and thousands of people were putting our facilities at risk. we were certainly very determined to do whatever we could about benghazi. we were really -- relieved when we got the last americans out. >> thank you. my time is expired. >> thank you. madam secretary, i agree with you when people go in the field, they do it knowing the risk. one of the untold stories here is the heroic capture nature of what they did to save lives in libya. i also have to say there were systemic deficiencies and i know you know that. i would like to speak to that for a moment
in today's world. henry kissinger, jim baker, james schlesinger, many others have all agreed with that as a goal for the world. it is an aspiration. we should always be aspirational. but it is not something that can happen in today's world nor could any leader today sit here or in any other chair and promote the notion that we should be cutting down our deterrent levels before inadequate levels to maintain deterrence. the military has strong views about what that is. we have cut down some 1500 now. there is talk of going down to a lower number. i think it is possible to get their, if you have commensurate levels of inspections, verification, and guarantees about the capacity of your nuclear stockpile program. i know you are deeply invested in that component. we can get to some of that may be later in the hearing. i believe we have to maintain that. i don't think senator hegel is sitting there or will go to the defense department and be a proponent. this is talking about conflict resolution, changes that have to take place the that the society's -- societies. it is worth aspir
and trafficking. i look forward to working with her and legislators to combat this problem. host: arizona gov. jim brewer. here is a comment on twitter. here is a story from local tv station wbtv in charlotte about this. it says the idea to eliminate an income tax is enticing, but if it does away the state will have to raise the sales tax. it is an idea gaining popularity with republican leaders. send us a tweet and tell us what say you are from and what you are talking about and what you have to share with us. that is @cspanwj. jamie is up next on the independent line. caller: good morning. i would like to preface by setting, can i have enough time to get my point across? we have a new governor who left congress as a member of the tea party caucus, which was headed by the likes of michelle bachman. i am pessimistic about our future at this point in time because we are pretty much being overtaken by tea partyism. the republican party could have taken over the senate if not for more -- richard burr doctor was able to run richard lugar it way from the senate. we had a democrat that was able to reach
' born out of slavery and the jim crow codes. that racism hinges on the idea that blacks are an inferior race that deserves the poverty it gets. the premise -- the prejudice that led to martin's death is different. important by those old concepts of racial orders that blacks have their place in society reflects the urban iconography of today's racial inequality, namely the black ghetto, a uniquely urban america creation. disaggregation -- this segregation coexist with a process that has produced the largest black middle class in history. reflects the social ryegrass this -- it reflects the social progress the country has made since a 1960's. it pave the way for blacks to access public and special opportunities. it would have been unimaginable in till's time. the sort of racism that led to his death so exist in american society. americans have a more nuanced attitude toward the race than anything we have ever seen before. usually, that attitude is not manifest itself in violent acts. instead, it manifests and pervasive mindsets and serotypes that all black people start from the inner city
, in the morning, on the 12th, i spoke with jim -- general dempsey. the two hardest calls i made to -- were obviously to the families. they were extraordinary in their responses and their understanding of the pride we had in both men. and gratitude we had for their service. i would add, mr. chairman, that while this was going on and we were trying to understand it, get on top of it, we were continuing to face protests, demonstrations, violence across the region. there were so many protests happening and fat -- and thousands of people were putting our facilities at risk. we were certainly very determined to do whatever we could about benghazi. we were really -- relieved when we got the last americans out. >> thank you. my time is expired. >> thank you. madam secretary, i agree with you when people go in the field, they do it knowing the risk. one of the untold stories here is the heroic capture nature of what they did to save lives in libya. i also have to say there were systemic deficiencies and i know you know that. i would like to speak to that for a moment. to my knowledge, no one has be
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